demi-lovato-M-Review-No27DEMI LOVATO



The last time Demi Lovato released an album the onetime teen Disney princess was coming off a rough patch that included a break for rehab and newly discovered bipolar disorder. Not so surprisingly, the music on 2011’s Unbroken took a serious turn. On her fourth album, the 20-year-old pop singer and X Factor judge is still in a reflective mood, but with a brighter outlook this time. And as its title implies, Demi is supposed to be a personal affair, a record filled with inspirational pick-me-ups and big revelatory moments delivered in (mostly) big significant songs. But Lovato’s personality gets lost among the dozen writers and producers who stitch it all together. It doesn’t help that everyone from Miley Cyrus to Katy Perry to Rihanna can be heard in Demi’s radio-ready tracks. The best ones—“Heart Attack,” “Really Don’t Care,” “Something That We’re Not”—pump up the beats and play down the pep talk. But for such a personal work, Demi sure takes some familiar paths. –Michael Gallucci


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